Friday, January 4, 2008

Back to Normal

The tree is down, the decorations put away and things have returned to normal around here - whatever normal is these days. It was back to work on Wednesday and nothing but computer problems trying to implement a new tax rate here in Canada. Our government very kindly reduced the GST (Goods & Services Tax). It used to be 7%, then was reduced to 6% and now has been further reduced to 5%. Before you get all excited and think how lucky we are, we also pay an additional 8% Provincial Sales Tax on almost everything we purchase.

Since I was home today, I did get my Embroidered Medallions finished - well, the top is finished - it still needs to be quilted.

This picture really doesn't do it justice - it's much more striking up close and personal. I showed you a close-up of some of the blocks in a previous post and here are a few more:

Now my dilemma is - what do I do with it? I seem to have this problem with most things I make which is why I donate most of them to various organizations.

Also on my design wall at the moment is this:

The Y seams aren't sewn yet - but they will be soon - honest! Every September for the last three years I have attended a seminar sponsored by the Amherst Quilt Guild in Amherst, NY. They bring in national teachers and I have had the pleasure of taking classes from Carol Taylor, Sue Nickels and this year, Karen Combs. The star block above was the result of her 3D class. I need to pick a background fabric and GET IT FINISHED!!

When I ordered my new longarm, they told me it would ship around the middle or end of January, but I got a call on Wednesday telling me they had a machine ready to go and it shipped yesterday. It's certainly going to get a workout when it arrives.


SandyQuilts said...

Well girl where have you been today????

If you don't know what to do with that quilt I'll take it. Or better yet I'll take the cube. he he he he

Deb said...

The embroidered quilt is beautiful. The patterns are pretty and the colors really sing.

Glad your machine is coming early!

Nadine said...

I LOVE this quilt, and I've really enjoyed reading your blog entries this morning. I had to go on a Google search to find these embroidery designs because they are so wonderful! Love your blog!